Thursday, 30 December 2010

New Years Day Brunch - Dia de Ano Novo

Sábado 1 de Janeiro 2011
Saturday, 1st January, 2011
11.00 – 15.00 hrs

Variedade de Sumos de Fruta
A selection of Fruit Juices
Variedade de Cereais
Choice of Cereals
Iogurtes e Fruta Fresca
Yoghurts and Seasonal Fresh Fruits
Pão Branco, Pão Integral, Croissants e Torradas
White, Wholemeal Bread and Rolls, Brioches, Croissants and Toast
Compotas, Marmelada e Mel
Jams, Marmalades and Honey
Carnes Frias, Patés e Queijo
A selection of Cold Meats, Paté and Cheese
Ovos, Bacon e Salsichas
Eggs, Grilled Bacon and Sausages
Tomate Assado, Feijão Vermelho e Cogumelos no Forno
Tomatoes, Baked Beans and Sautéed Mushrooms
Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá
Traditional “Bacalhau “Gomes de Sá”
Traditional Cod fried with onions and garlic, sliced boiled potatoes and garnished with hard boiled eggs and black olives
Arroz à Valenciana
Rice “Valenciana”
A delicious rice dish cooked with ham, sausage, peppers, tomatoes and green peas
Variedade de Sobremesas
A choice of Portuguese cakes and pastries
Café, Chá, Leite, Leite com Chocolate
Coffee, Tea, Milk or Chocolate

20 Euros per person

For more information or to book please contact
Tel.282 320260 - Fax: 282 315087 -E-Mail:

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Lynn & Martin’s Prize Quiz Night

Monday 10th January 2011

With fund raising raffle proceeds to
Pirilampos/Gaivota Childrens Homes
In Albufeira

Starts 8 pm
€2.50 per person
Teams of 2 – 6 people welcome
individuals can be added to a team

Tel Lynn on 919 266 770 to book your table
or just turn up on the night
everyone welcome

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Coming up this weekend - Medieval Fair in Paderne

Don't miss the Paderne Medieval Festival which takes place from 30th December to 2nd January. Travel back in time to Medieval Paderne. Dress up in period costume, savour delicacies from the time of the kings and enjoy the exhibitions, tournaments and concerts of medieval music.

Monday, 27 December 2010

Theatre Dinner - 26th and 27th January, 2011

A Comedy


Written by
Nicky moran
Directed by
Midge Ridley
Thomas Hartmann
Nicky Moran

Dedicated to the memory of my dear friend
and fellow thespian Tom Hardy
7.00 for 7.30 pm
3 Course Indian Dinner with Wine and Coffee
Euros: 30,00 per person

Don’t miss it book now.

For more information or to book please contact
Tel.282 320260 - Fax: 282 315087 -E-Mail:

Boxing Day Treasure Hunt Winners

The second Boxing Day Treasure Hunt took place on Sunday, 26th December in Armação de Pêra. After a brisk walk around the town and a small excursion to the beach to collect required items the contestants returned to the Holiday Inn Algarve with their completed sheets.

Cap’n Whitebeard happily shared his treasure with the winners - the "Old Garbonians" and announced that the event had raised nearly 100 Euros, which will be added to swim for shoes fund.

Christmas Quiz Winner

Congratulations to Mr. A. M. Williamson who is the winner of a weekend for two at the Holiday Inn Algarve.

Please see below the answers to our 2010 Christmas Quiz.

1. Ghost of Christmas past

2. True

3. 300 pounds

4. Angela Ripon

5. Norway

6. Eight Maids a milking

7. False

8. Mexico

9 Hark the Herald Angels Sing

10 Rowing and Tug of Way

11. One - it is shaped like a letter "D"

12. Nye

13. Poseidon

14. 1990

15 Poinsettia

Swim for Shoes - Christmas Day, 2010

Congratulations and thanks to all those who participated in the Annual Swim for Shoes on Christmas Day on Armação de Pêra beach in front of the Holiday Inn Algarve (formerly the Hotel Garbe) either by paddling or getting totally immersed in the sea !

Despite early morning torrential rain, more than fifty people came along to take part in the Swim and help to raise money to buy new shoes for children in an Algarve Orphanage.

Father Christmas was well represented - who after singing "We wish you a Merry Christmas" and "A Todos um Bom Natal" ran down to the waiting sea.

Adding to the excitement, were the film crews and journalists from SIC, RTP, Agencia Lusa and Algarve Mais - who filmed the whole event and interviewed a number of participants.

Certificates were awarded to all those who got wet and everyone enjoyed a very welcome glass of Mulled Wine in the Hotel Garbe bar afterwards.
A big thank you to everyone who participated.
In order to raise more funds - there is another "Swim for Shoes" on 1st January at 11.00am - just the way to recover from the festivities of New Years Eve - welcome in 2011 by paddling or swimming in the Atlantic Ocean - what an achievement !

Please join us - Fancy Dress Optional.

Click here for more photos

Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas

Best wishes for Christmas from the management and staff of
the Holiday Inn Algarve.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

2010 Christmas Quiz - Win a weekend for two

1. Name the second ghost to visit Scrooge in Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol"

2. Female reindeer grow antlers - true or false?

3. What is the value of Regent Street in Monopoly?

4. In the Morecambe & Wise "Christmas Special" of 1976 which newsreader famously revealed her legs to the nation?

5. The tree displayed in Trafalgar Square, London, is an anual gift from which Country in gratitide for Britain's support during WW2?

6. In "The Twelve Days of Christmas" what was gifted on the 8th day?

7. The Eskimos have 100 differents words for snow - true or false?

8. The Christmas flower "poinsettia" originates from which Country?

9. "God and sinners reconciled" is from which Christmas carol?

10. There are are two sports where teams have to move backwards - what are they?

11. How many humps has a Dromedary camel?

12. Give the collective name for a group of pheasants.

13. Name the Greek god of the sea.

14. What year was Cliff Richard's "Saviours Day" Christmas number one?

15. Which plant is known as "Flower of the Holy Night"?

Send your answers by e-mail to before 3.00pm on 26th December, 2010 - all correct entries will be placed in a draw. The first one drawn will win a weekend for two in the Holiday Inn Algarve. Answers will be posted in early January.

Our thanks to Mrs. Marjorie Barrett for submitting this quiz.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Christmas Eve Gala Dinner

Jantar de Consoada – Sexta-Feira - 24 de Dezembro de 2010
Friday 24th December 2010

BUFETE ««»» BUFFET - 19.30 hrs

Sopa de Grão com Nabiça
Chick pea Soup with young turnip greens
Saladas à Escolha
Selection of salads
Espelho de Rissois de Camarão
A selection of prawn rissoles
Rolinhos de Pescada com molho de laranja e amêndoas
Parcels of hake with a sauce of oranges and almonds
Espadarte Grelhado com Molho Bearnês
Grilled swordfish with béarnaise sauce
Costeletas de Borrego com Molho Menta
Lamb cutlets with mint sauce
Esparguete gratinado com tomate e pesto
Spaghetti with tomato and pesto sauce
Doces Variados e Fruta da Época
Selection of homemade desserts or fresh fruit
Tábua de Queijos
Selection of cheese
Vinho Branco ou Tinto
Red or white wine
€:40,00 - 13 % Iva Incl

Friday, 3 December 2010

Monday, 29 November 2010

Christmas Fair

For a number of years we have held a Christmas Fair on 1st December - the fair started small, but it grew and grew!

The event is now too big for us.

So, this year we will not be holding a Christmas Fair. However, we are pleased to advise you that there will be a fair on 1st December in Portimão. Please see poster below.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Royal British Legion November

A few photos from the Royal British Legion lunch which took place yesterday.

The Algarve Sub-Branch now has a membership of 150 and meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at Holiday Inn Algarve for lunch.
All visiting RBL members are welcome and please join us in the Bar for pre-lunch drinks at mid-day.

For more information please contact Mr. Peter Wilkinson at

Chairman of the Algarve Branch, Peter Wikinson (on left) welcomes new member Alun Roberts to the Royal British Legion lunch"

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Boxing Day Treasure Hunt

Why not come along on Boxing Day and help Captain Whitebeard of the good ship 'Mollypop' retrieve his treasure.

Earn yourself a share by being the best at following the map, solving the clues and completing the tasks as you make your way around .

You get to test your brains, get some fresh sea air and walk off some of that Christmas Day Excess!!

Starting at the Holiday Inn Algarve at 2.00pm on 26th December, 2010
5.00 Euros per person - all proceeds to the Swim for Shoes fund.
Book your place now - 282 320260 or

Swim for Shoes

We are doing it again!!!

Where will you be on Christmas Day?

The place to be will be on the beach at Armacao de Pera in front of the Holiday Inn Algarve (formerly the Hotel Garbe) with other adventurous people willing to go for a paddle or a swim in the Atlantic Ocean to help raise money for the Swim for Shoes Appeal.

All you need to do is turn up at 11.00 a.m on Christmas Day with swimwear, towel and go in for a full swim or just a paddle – the choice is yours as long as part of you gets wet! Then we can all recover in the Holiday Inn Algarve bar with a Hot Toddy on Christmas Day and hot chocolate on New Years Day, generously donated by the Holiday Inn Algarve, to everyone who has taken part.

Buying shoes for the children who are in care is an ongoing expense and we want to help as many as possible start 2011 with a new pair of shoes. Each child of school age needs a pair of gym shoes and a pair of trainers. Whilst some clothes can be second hand owning a pair of new shoes helps to ensure the children feel good and fit in at school.

Adults and children are all welcome to take part on the understanding that you do so at your own risk. If you have family and friends staying over the festive season it will certainly be something different to do!

If you would like to see some photographs of the Christmas Day Swim, 2009 please click here.
On Christmas Day we hope people will come with either a Santa outfit or hat which are in some stores now . Buy yours now before stocks run out. We will have a limited supply of outfits and hats for sale on the day.

You will have another opportunity to Swim for Shoes on New Years Day but this time we hope to see you there in fancy dress so start planning your outfit now. As this is a charity event we will gratefully accept all donations offered

For more information please send e-mail to

Some of the Christmas, 2008 swimmers

"Would certainly return” - Tripadvisor

Holiday Inn Algarve

The hotel offered everything anyone could ask for. It was very clean, staff very friendly. We had a corner room which was very spacious, balcony overlooking the beach, as well as a large window at the side of the room over looking the promanade. Lots of variety at breakfast. Had a very enjoyable holiday and would certainly return.

Click here for more from Tripadvisor

Monday, 22 November 2010

Algarve - Europe's most famous secret....

The Algarve is one of the best kept secrets in Europe......

for its spectacular coastline and sandy beaches, awarded by the quality of the greens, the dramatic landscapes of Costa Vicentina or by contact with nature that can be enjoyed in protected areas Ria Formosa, Castro Marim salt marsh or estuary of Alvor - see more - click here

Friday, 19 November 2010

Thursday, 18 November 2010

The Angels are going Crackers

THE ANGELS ARE GOING CRACKERS , getting excited about their Christmas Show at the Holiday Inn ( formerly Hotel Garbe) for ONE NIGHT ONLY on Dec 4th.

To kick start the Festive Season in traditional style, the fun night commences at 7:00pm , with The Sao Bras Salvation Army Band and the chance to win a prize at the Angel Tombola Tree.

This will be followed by a full Christmas Buffet , with wine, in the main restaurant.

Curtain -up at 8:30pm will include all manner of Christmas activities, comedy sketches, readings and poems and much more.

Tickets are on sale for 29 euros, at either Holiday Inn ( 282 320260)

Or Joro Shop in Almancil ( 289 390830 ext 4 )
The price includes the show, the buffet with wine and a sing-a-long carol sheet.

If you come dressed in a Christmas hat, Santa, Reindeer, Elf, etc, you will receive a free ticket to a special raffle.

The Angels Theatre Group entertain for charity and are well known for their Music Hall Revues, which always perform to full houses.

Start your Christmas with The Angels Christmas Cracker Show and help them support Centre Algarve - a project to create a holiday centre for people with Special Needs.

Contacts : or 96 6086181

Another perfect day - this morning at 9.15am

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Raj at Garbe - November Promotion

Don't miss this promotion

Enjoy a half bottle of wine per person when you next dine our famous Indian Restaurant ! Offer valid till 30th November, 2010

Book your table now - 282 320260

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Christmas Day Gala Dinner

Saturday, 25th December 2010
Jantar de Gala- Dia de Natal - Sábado, 25 de Dezembro 2010
19.30 hrs

Creme “ Mimi “
Cream of “Mimi “ Soup
Mignon de Salmão recheado com Bacon
Salmon fillet mignon stuffed with Bacon
Supremos de Corvina com Molho Champagne e Rebentos de Lupulo
Suprêmes of Bream with hop shoots and Champagne Sauce
Peru Recheado com Farinheira e Ananás dos Açores
Roasted succulent turkey stuffed with sausage and served with caramelized chestnuts and
honey from ” Monchique”
Lombo de Porco recheado com Espargos gratinado com Crosta de Pão
Loin of Pork stuffed with Asparagus an gratinated with Bread Crusts
Tortelones Gratinado com Queijo Roquefort
Oven baked Tortalones with Roquefort Cheese
Espelho de Paté Campestre
Paté “ Campestre”
Mesa de Queijos
A selection of the finest Portuguese and international cheeses
Pudim de Natal
Traditional plum pudding served with brandy and orange sauce
Sobremesas Tradicionais de Natal
A choice of Portuguese Christmas desserts
Café & Petit Fours
Coffee & Petit Fours
Vinho Tinto ou Branco
Red or white wine
Visita especial do Pai Natal
Special appearance by Father Christmas
€:50,00. per person - 13 % Iva Incl.

For more information or to book, please contact 282 320260 or

Coming up - Racing Weekend 2010

Racing Weekend - 13th and 14th November at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimão

The final round for all Portuguese circuit championships including:

*Portuguese Touring Car Championship,
*Classic Car Championship,
*GT & Sport-Prototype Championship and
*Ford Transit Trophy.

For more information click here

Saturday, 6 November 2010

From our Golf Desk

Sent: quarta-feira, 3 de Novembro de 2010 16:14

Dear Helen and Jane!

Thank you for your message – well we all arrived our homes safely and are (unfortunately) now back again in business. It was a wonderful week regarding golf, weather, food and and…! We really enjoyed our stay and we will definitely come back again within the next years (we are already studying the remaining golf courses at Algarve with a special focus given on Quinta da Ria & Quinta da Cima). Thank you again for doing all the arrangements which made our holidays such comfortable and recreative!

With kindest regards

Erich and Eveline

In the Area this month

5th-14th November - St Martin’s Fair – Portimão - Annual Fair 10.00am to 24.00hrs

13th November - Super Special Stage – Algarve International, Motor Racing Circuit – Portimão

Until 14th November - 6th Festival of the Discoveries “550 Years” Henry the Navigator of Lagos - watch a number of activities 16th Centuary Fair, a Historical Procession, street entertainment ,etc

26th-28th November - Aljezur Sweet Potato Festival

All Month
Exhibition “Wine and Art” in Porches (next to the new roundabout on the 125 main road) starts at 9.30am

Islamic Algarve Exhibition “ Do Gharb ao Algarve” at Silves Town Hall

Exhibition “ Habits and Costumes of Monchique - at Parque da Mina in Monchique from 10.00am to 5.00pm

Exhibition “Ten Monumental British Sculptures”- at the Roman archaeological site Cerro da Vila – an ancient roman villa in Vilamoura- Daily 9.30am-12.30 & 2.00om –6.00pm - €:5

What's On - November - Bar Boa Vista

Mondays - 8th and 22nd November - FOLK DANCING 21.30 hrs
Tuesdays - 9th and 23rd November - ARTE VIVA 21.00 hrs
Every Wednesday - JOÃO CARACOL 21.00 hrs
Thursdays - 4th and 18th November - ILZE 21.00 hrs
Fridays - 12th and 26th November - XICO 21.00 hrs
Every Saturday - SANDRA & JORGE 21.00 hrs
Sundays 7th and 21st November - CARLOS PONTES 21.00 hrs

BAR “BOA VISTA” OPEN - 10.00 – 24 hrs

The facilities and entertainment featured may change without notice

Friday, 5 November 2010

November - Weekly

9.30hrs Pilates Advance Class - Chelb Room
11.00hrs Pilates Intermediate Class - Chelb Room

13.45hrs Bridge - Chelb Room
18.00hrs Silver Jewellery - Reception Area

18.00hrs Pearl Jewellery - Reception Area

9.00hrs Pilates Advance Class - Chelb Room
10.30hrs Pilates Intermediate Class- Chelb Room
11.30hrs Pilates Beginners Class - Chelb Room
19.30hrs Duplicate Bridge - Chelb Room

13.45hrs Bridge - Chelb Room

18.00 hrs Silver Exhibition - Reception Area

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Christmas Cracker Show - 4th December, 2010

Are staging their
For One Night Only
Saturday, 4th December, 2010
Holiday Inn Algarve

Starting the FESTIVE Season with

Sing-a-long Carols and popular songs …. Comedy sketches and poems

Algarve Junior Song and Dance Group……Drama and fun

Angel Tombola Tree………………………….Salvation Army Band

… and more than a touch of Frankinsense and MIRTH !

Tickets 29 euros to include full buffet and drinks

Can be reserved at
Holiday Inn Algarve, Armacao de Pera - 282 320260 -

or Joro shop, Almancil– tel:289 390830 ext 4

All profits to benefit a project to create a holiday centre for people with special needs.

Centre Algarve – Moncarapcho

Angels Theatre Group

Monday, 25 October 2010

Golf Special - Winter Warmer Offer

Enjoy some great golf courses and soak up the sunshine
December 2010 and January 2011

€ 259 per golfer

7 nights accommodation in a twin room with sea view

Full buffet breakfast

3 rounds golf with free buggy to share
at Morgado, Alamos and Salgados

Extra golf, car hire or transfers can be arranged at discounted rates too!

Non Golfers always very welcome, ask for our special rates.

Offer subject to availability

Contact Helen or Jane at .

For more information about golf please contact our golf desk -

Friday, 22 October 2010

Aperitivo's Theatre Group - Bah! Humbug!


Bah! Humbug!

“I have a dream!”

Three, in fact

– as miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is forced to reflect on his Past, face the Present and consider his Future options in this frivolous – and at times darkly humorous version of Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol.

The play is set in the drear days of the 1930s depression, but there is nothing dreary about the three – no! four spirits (because the Future can go at least two ways. . .). indeed, a Tree of Life motif links Past, Present and Future and results in some startling costumes.

Wednesday 15th December 2010
7.00 for 7.30 pm
3 Course Indian Dinner with Wine and Coffee
30,00 Euros per person

Don’t miss it book now.

For more information or to book please contact
Tel.282 320260 - Fax: 282 315087 -E-Mail:

Monday, 18 October 2010

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Coming up - Contributed - Poppy Ball

The Royal British Legion Portugal Branch will hold their Annual “Poppy Ball” on Saturday 6 November 2010 at the Holiday Inn, Algarve, Armação de Pêra on behalf of the Annual Poppy Appeal.

All are welcome to come and join us at this fund raising event.

Tickets: €25 pp including full evening meal with wine, coffee and live entertainment. Black tie or lounge suits.

Contact Eddie de Bie 282 381184 or Des Briggs 282 084438/91 8534699

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

From our Golf Desk Inbox

All my party of golfers wish me to send a special thank you, to you and all the hotel staff at Holiday Inn for making this the best golfing trip ever for us, and we have had quite a few.

Hope to see you again in just over 5 weeks.

Kind regards


Saturday, 9 October 2010

Meldreth Bowling Club

Meldreth Bowling Club posed for this photo before going off to bowl in Alvor.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Garden Fair - Contributed

Mediterranean Garden Fair

Small & Specialist Nurseries
Masterclasses & Plant Clinic

Saturday, November 6th 2010
10.00am – 2.00pm

La Réserve, Sta Barbara de Nexe, near Algarve Stadium
Lunch & refreshments available – Ample car parking
Entry €1 includes free raffle ticket !

Algarve’s only specialist Plant Sale !

Master class topics include ‘Grasses for Dry Gardens’, Soil & Fertilisers,
Natural Gardens & Plant Clinic run by members of the MGS.
Swap seed, seedlings and plants on the MGS Plant Stall.
Buy rare & unusual plants from your fellow gardening enthusiasts !

For more details see
Contact. Rosie Peddle 289 791 869 or email

Nurseries will include specialists in succulents, grasses, water lilies, proteas and drought tolerant plants, trees and shrubs.

The Mediterranean Garden Society Algarve Branch
Web Site -

Thursday, 7 October 2010

CHURCHILL - The Musical

We are very pleased to be one of the sponsors of CHURCHILL - The Musical which is taking place in Lagoa this week. Some of the cast and production team are staying with us, and we took the opportunity to photograph them on the terrace.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Trip Advisor - Relax in a good hotel, in a good location.”

"The hotels location is excellent, right beside the sandy beach.

The double room we had was perfectly adequate in size and very clean. Would recommend asking for a seaview room, it's a great view! Maid service was good overall, they did omit to replace the tea / coffee on two occasions.

The whole hotel is very clean, bright and well run. Polite, friendly and professional staff. The food in the restaurant was excellent, yes the emphasise is on fish dishes but there are several other choices. Tables are not too close either, unlike some hotels.

The main lounge area is very pleasant, with views over the pool and beach. Re evening entertainment, the only off putting thing is having two, large screen tv's in the room; one is right beside the keyboard player / singers position and frequently they were watching the 'footy' while performing!

Pool area is small but very nice, didn't have any problem getting a sunbed and there are free towels, a nice touch. Like the free room fridge.

Nearby bars /restaurants are an easy 10 minute walk along the pedestrianised prom area, with plenty of choice. The beach bar beside the hotel is excellent for a snack lunch.

Overall for a relaxing holiday in a very good hotel, located in a great beach setting this place is hard to beat.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

View from the Raj Terrace

Calendar of Events

Events in the Hotel
Saturday, 4th December - The Angels Christmas Cracker
Wednesday, 15th December - Christmas Theatre Dinner

Saturday, 25th December -
Swim for Shoes - Dip in the Sea for Charity
Saturday, 25th December - Christmas Day Gala Dinner
Sunday, 26th December - Boxing Day Treasure Hunt
Friday, 31st December - New Years Eve Gala Dinner and Dance
10th January, 2011 - Quiz Night
26th and 27th January - Theatre Dinner
7th February - Quiz Night
7th March - Quiz Night
8th March - Pancake Racing on the Beach
5th April - Algarve Ladies Lunch
11th April - Quiz Night
Events Nearby
22nd May - 22nd October - Fiesa - the International Sand Sculptures Festival

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Plymouth RCS

Our second Bowling Group - Plymouth RCS.

During their stay with us the Groups have to opportunity to play at a number of the Bowling Greens here in the Algarve

Friday, 1 October 2010

What's On - October, 2010

Bar Boa Vista - 9.00pm

Friday, 1st October - XICO – Guitar Player
Saturday, 2nd October - SANDRA & JORGE- Music for Dancing
Monday, 4th October - NUNO - Resident Organist
Tuesday, 5th October - NUNO - Resident Organist
Wednesday,6th October - JOÃO CARACOL - Music for Dancing
Thursday. 7th October - ILZE – SinGer
Friday 8th October - NUNO - Resident Organist
Saturday,9th October - SANDRA & JORGE- Music for Dancing
Sunday, 10th October - CARLOS PONTES – Música ao Vivo
Monday,11th October - FOLK LORE – Folk Dancing -10.00pm
Tuesday, 12th October - ARTE VIVA – Music for dancing
Wednesday, 13th October - JOÃO CARACOL - Music for Dancing
Thursday. 14th October - NUNO - Resident Organist
Friday, 15th October - XICO – Guitar Player
Saturday, 16th October - SANDRA & JORGE – Música ao Vivo
Monday, 18th October - NUNO - Resident Organist
Tuesday, 19th October - NUNO - Resident Organist
Wednesday,20th October - JOÃO CARACOL - Music for Dancing
Thursday. 21st October - ILZE – Singer
Friday, 22nd October - NUNO - Resident Organist”
Saturday, 23rd October - SANDRA & JORGE- Music for Dancing
Sunday, 24th October - CARLOS PONTES – Música ao Vivo
Monday, 25th October - FOLK LORE – Folk Dancing -10.00pm
Tuesday, 26th October - ARTE VIVA – Music for dancing
Wednesday, 27th October - JOÃO CARACOL - Music for Dancing
Thursday. 28th October - NUNO - Resident Organist
Friday, 29th October - XICO – Guitar Player
Saturday, 30th October - SANDRA & JORGE- Music for Dancing

Mondays - 9.30hrs Pilates - Advance Class – Chelb Room

Mondays –11.00am - Pilates – Beginners Class – Chelb Room – Please Pre-book at Reception

Wednesday Evenings - 6.00pm - Silver Jewellery - Reception Area

Thursdays - 6.00pm – Pearl Jewellery - Reception Area

Fridays – 9.30am - Pilates - Advance Class - Chelb Room

Fridays – 11.00am - Pilates - Beginners Class - Chelb Room - Please Pre-book at Reception

Fridays – 7.30pm – Duplicate Bridge - Chelb Room

Fridays – 1.45pm - Bridge - Chelb Room

Sunday Evenings - 6.00pm - Silver Exhibition - Reception Area

The facilities and entertainment featured may change without notice

October Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is now available

please click here

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Woodbridge Hill Bowling Club

Woodbridge Hill Bowling Club are the first of a series of Bowling Groups that are staying here this winter. This photo was taken on the terrace outside the Raj at Garbe Indian Restaurant.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Holiday Inn Algarve enjoys success with British GT team

Last weekend saw the Holiday Inn Algarve join-up with leading sportscar racing team Sumo Power GT for round seven of the spectacular FIA GT1 World Championship at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve near Portimaô. And, following an impressive performance, the team won the first of the weekend’s two races.

In advance of the race-weekend, Holiday Inn Algarve formed an association with Sumo Power GT, who are the only UK based team competing in the world’s number-one racing series for iconic supercars. In return for its support, the team proudly displayed the Hotel’s logos on the front of its two, 600bhp, V8-engined, Nissan GT-Rs.

A faultless performance from second on the grid was enough to secure the first victory of the season for drivers Michael Krumm (Germany) and Peter Dumbreck (Banbury), with team-mates Warren Hughes (Newcastle) and Jamie Campbell-Walter (London) finishing eighth. Then, after starting form pole position for the second race, a faulty air-gun delayed Krumm and Dumbreck during their pit-stop, but they fought back through the field to finish fourth. Hughes and Campbell-Walter were not so fortunate and had to retire after being hit by another car.

“We were delighted to be associated with one of the UK’s leading GT teams”, said Vicki Good, Sales Manager for Holiday Inn Algarve. “Some of our Management were invited to join the team for the race meeting and I understand they had a great time. I am also pleased to report that the team enjoyed their stay at our hotel, particularly because of its beach location. I therefore look forward to welcoming them back next year.”

The Sumo Power GT team has now returned to its headquarters in Rye, East Sussex, to prepare for eighth round of the World GT1 Championship at the Navarra circuit in Northern Spain on 23rd & 24th October.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Raj Indian Restaurant Promotion

Complimentary Dessert when you next dine in the Raj Indian Restaurant.

Gulab jamun is a popular dessert in countries of the Indian Subcontinent such as India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. It is made of a dough consisting mainly of milk solids (often including double cream and flour) in a sugar syrup flavored with cardamom seeds and rosewater or saffron

Don't miss this opportunity to try Gulab jamun. Print our voucher and bring it with you.

Book your table now tel:- 282 320260 This offer may not be used in conjunction with any other Raj Promotion.

Raj at Garbe
Holiday Inn Algarve,
Armação de Pêra,

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Travel Agents visit the Holiday Inn Algarve

We were very pleased to receive this group of Travel Agents from Lituânia for a visit to our Hotel on Monday evening.

Our receptionist Claudia showed them round the Hotel – she was delighted to answer all their questions.

These “educational” visits are very important to us, as they enable Travel Agents to collect information about the Hotel and the surrounding area, which they can in turn pass on to our future guests.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

1st Algarve International Liturature Festival - Big Booking Signing

Our thanks to Wolfgang Stumpf - © Wolfgang Stumpf/Algarve, for taking the photos below at the "Big Book Signing" which took place in our Bar Boa Vista on Saturday, 18th September, 2010.

As part of the 1st Algarve International Liturature Festival we were pleased to welcome Éilís NíDhuibhne, Iris Galey, Jill Fraser, Mary O'Donnell, Lisa Selvidge (British and Irish authors) to the Holiday Inn Algarve this weekend.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Algarve Historic Festival

15th - 17th October at the Algarve International Autodrome

The Algarve Historic Festival will bring to the AIA once again the cars and riders that made the delights of former times.

" Take back the public and participants to the past" is the slogan of this event, very attractive to fans of motor sports that have contact with true legends.

An event designed to be enjoyed by families and where the parallel activities are a continuous with parades, autograph sessions and other initiatives.

Tickets and more information

Special rates available for accommodation at the Holiday Inn Algarve in Armação de Pêra - send e-mail to

Tripadvisor - “Best Indian I have eaten abroad”

Raj at Garbe Indian Restaurant

Wonderful Indian restaurant with a decent choice of dishes and serving ice cold cobra.

Stayed at the Garbe a few times and eat here at least 3 of the 7 days I'll stay.

18 Sep 2010

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Friday, 17 September 2010


Sixty five members and guests of The Portugal Branch of the Royal British Legion remembered The Battle of Britain on 15th September 2010 - its 70th anniversary - with a presentation by Sqn. Ldr. Ewan WATSON of the events of this historic occasion at the Holiday Inn Hotel in the Algarve.

The presentation was followed by the regular monthly RBL lunch.

For more information please contact Mr. Peter Wilkinson at
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